Posted on: March 20,2016

“…the next guy that says, ‘Hijinx’, gets pistol whipped…” So, little Gracie barked a couple of times in the night -not her going out bark, more her, “there is a skunk I want to play with” bark, or her “there is a fox making noise” bark, or even her “a squirrel is eating something out […]

Spring has sprung, but…

Posted on: March 19,2016

The crocus are in full bloom and the daffodils have shown their green face, but they are predicting a nor’easter for this weekend. For those of you that don’t know what a nor’easter is (from Wikipedia): A nor’easter (also northeaster; see below) is a macro-scale cyclone occurring along the upper East Coast of the United […]

Font-Awesome and WordPress

I’m starting to wrap my head around WordPress – and believe me, with a head this thick that takes awhile! At any point, I love using Font-Awesome (btw – they don’t have a specific icon for their font-awesome product, I think they use fa-flag . They do have one for fort-awesome an interesting way to […]


Whether appropriate or not, it is the weekend and Bo enjoys kickin’ back with a brew or two (just kidding, we only give him a sip now and then.) So, you’ve met Bo, but I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you to the rest of our crew. As the weeks go by […]

What sort of hosting is best?

Posted on: March 16,2016

Greetings to all my readers! Inside joke, but seriously, thanks for reading Mom So, I didn’t make it out of bed when I thought I would this morning, so I didn’t have time to post. I thought I would squeeze a quick one in (wink, wink) before dinner. Right now I’m using conventional hosting through […]

Gardening Zones From the USDA

Namaste! Sabine pointed out to me that giving everyone a link to the USDA site would be handy – and she was right! Once you navigate there look for the “Enter ZIP code:” box at the upper left.

Welcome to the Garden!

Posted on: March 15,2016

Namaste! Our site is still dormant from the winter, but it is sure to have green shoots of wisdom pushing up toward the sun soon.  We plan on having an “Ask the Gardener” section, as well as a lot of helpful hints about things like identifying invasive species. In the meantime, sign up in the […]

Which CMS?

Slight diversion for two things before I get into the meaty goodness of my post. 1. I’ve decided that I should force myself to leave a blog post every morning. Most times I’ll focus on what I’m currently learning both from the perspective of a student and an educator of several decades. 2. Several weeks ago […]

Meet Bo

Posted on: December 21,2015

Meet Bo, our sicilian miniature donkey. Unfortunately for him he ended up growing an inch over breed standard at 32″, so they gelded him and we bought him as a companion for my mustang.